How to Join

Novice or expert, vexillologist or vexillographer, flag geek or flag nerd – the Flag Institute offers a warm welcome to members worldwide.

Individual, group and trade memberships are all available – priced according to band (digital, UK, Europe and World).

Join now and enjoy a wide range of benefits!

  • Flagmaster: exclusive access to the twice-yearly, full-colour FI journal (48 pages; in print and/or PDF)
  • Spring and Winter Conferences: attend for free and talk flags at these international meetings
  • President’s Dinner/Drinks: round off each Conference in style
  • Writing/speaking opportunities: share your research and enthusiasms
  • William Crampton Library: explore the FI’s unique research and documentation centre
  • PDF resources: exclusive access to a wide range of research including the Flagmaster Archive (No. 117 to date)
  • International Congress of Vexillology (ICV): widen your horizons at this biennial world gathering
  • Expert comment, enquiry and advisory services: ask the Flag Institute Media and Enquiry Teams
  • News: update via website, RSS, Facebook and Twitter
  • Voting rights: shape the Flag Institute’s present and future
  • Volunteering opportunities: contribute as an Officer and/or Trustee

Membership categories

  • Individual member: for individuals; digital subscribers receive Flagmaster in PDF only; UK taxpayers may opt to GiftAid their subscription
  • Group member: for non-profit organisations, e.g. schools, libraries, colleges, museums, government departments
  • Trade member: for commercial organisations, e.g. flagmakers, publishers
  • Registered British Flagmaker: premium Trade membership for flagmakers who manufacture in the UK

Membership rates 2020/21

  • Individual (UK): digital (£21); UK (£28)
  • Individual (Europe/World)*: digital (£21); Europe (£37); World (£44)
  • Group: UK (£49); Europe (£59); World (£69)
  • Trade: UK (£69); Europe (£79); World (£84)
  • Registered British Flagmaker: £250 (UK only)

*Europe = Royal Mail Zone Europe / World = Royal Mail World Zones 1-3

For any membership enquiry please contact the Flag Institute Administrator.